Syttende Mai – Norway’s Constitution Day

Syttende Mai A brief history and how to celebrate from anywhere – The 17th of May (Syttende Mai) is Norway’s Constitution Day, a wonderful spring holiday celebrated with red, white and blue ribbons and flags, national costumes and big smiles as Norwegians everywhere mark the historic signing of their Constitution (Grunnloven) in 1814. That year… More Syttende Mai – Norway’s Constitution Day

Atlantic Crossing

Norway During World War II PBS’s new Masterpiece series – Atlantic Crossing – centers on the dramatic story of Franklin Roosevelt (Kyle MacLachlan) and Norwegian Crown Princess Martha (Sofia Helin) (pictured right), who fled Nazi occupation during World War II with her three children. Inspired by true events, this series will be eight episodes spanning… More Atlantic Crossing

The Viking Heritage Behind The Minnesota Vikings

Football season has started and in Minnesota, generally, everyone is cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and hoping this is the year they will win the Super Bowl. Here is some background on the Scandinavian flavor of the Vikings. The Name On January 28, 1960 Minnesota was awarded the 14th expansion team for the National Football… More The Viking Heritage Behind The Minnesota Vikings